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Aug 22, 2019 Matt Pierard
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Linda's Little Stranger Copyright 2019, by Matt Pierard Creative Commons Non-Commercial Copyright 2019 The saga continues as investigative journalist Linda Miller braves not only impending motherhood, but radical conservatives, hypocritical politicians, and an act of violence that defines the realities of life in modern America.  Adult content, adult language, NSFW.
Topics: short story, politics, radicals, fringe culture, women, feminists, man-woman relationship,...
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Aug 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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Five Stories August 2019 Five short stories suitable for a week of bus rides to work or school.
Topics: short stories, Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Mary E. Wilkins, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Lee,...
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Aug 13, 2019 MPDMedia
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First Chapters - YA An MPDMedia Audio Book Five stories: two for tween girls, two for teen boys, and one for teen girls.  Bill Bolton and Rick Brant are stalwart young heroes with strong scientific skills; Nan Sherwood has a heart for adventure; Dorothy Gale has been to Oz and knows the score; and little Isobel is not your ordinary tween on a seaside vacation.
Topics: young adult novels, children, adventure, travel, science, fantasy, mystery, school stories, tweens,...
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Aug 10, 2019 MPDMedia
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Titles Reimagined Twelve titles in a limited run.  Banner format for the adventurous.
Topics: title art, banners, words, books, film, albums, music, Capote, Merlan, Jagger and Richard, Huxley,...
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Aug 8, 2019 MPDMedia
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International PD  August 2019 A collection of literature from around the world, some in native languages, and beginning with two stories from Mexico.  The content of this collection is poetry, mythology, an early play by Chekhov, et al.
Topics: international literature, Australia, China, Ireland, Russia, Japan, France, Spain, Mexico, India,...
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Aug 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge Volume 7 This issue begins with a mordant tale by Guy de Maupassant, moves on to a couple of 1923 waiter's union editorials presumably by Jere L Sullivan, the second of which is about the exodus of writers, like Sinclair Lewis, to Europe to escape Prohibition, which put a lot of barmen out of work.  Please excuse typos like  "loj,'ic" (for logic) as this is an optical scan data source of a GoogleBook that hasn't been vetted by Distributed Proofreaders (please...
Topics: literary anthology, Guy de Maupassant, Edna Ferber, Alexandre Dumas fils, Stendahl, Emilio G. Del...
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Aug 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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Two-Fisted Tales An MPDMedia Audio Book Four short stories by men, and for men (and a few women too) about such things as theft, corruption, amorality, ethics, and other subjects dealt with in the American Southwest, our Civil War, the Klondike, and London, too.
Topics: adventure, literature, men's stories, man-woman relationship, theft, corruption, ethics, morality,...
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Aug 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Book of Jonah An MPDMedia Audio Book One of the shortest books of The Bible.
Topics: Bible, Jonah, Yahweh, audio book, public domain, Christianity, God
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Jul 30, 2019 MPDMedia
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A Young People's Library 200 E-books Zipped For Family Reading The txt-format books in this zip file are all from Project Gutenberg, which guarantees a certain amount of quality, and this compact collection will fit easily in your computer or smart phone.  If you want versions with original typeface and illustrations, PG also has them in Epub, Kindle, and other formats.  The age range is six through eighteen, though some works may appeal to parents and guardians as well.  A selection of...
Topics: children's literature, adventure, family, fairytales, folktales, classics, reading, novels, poetry,...
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Jul 26, 2019 MPDMedia
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1949 in Old-Time Radio, An OTR Weekend Special Bob Hope, with Doris Day and Jack Benny, 12/06/49 Burns and Allen, with Marlene Dietrich, 3/17/49 Broadway is My Beat, 8/11/49 David Harding, Counter Spy, 2/22/49 Duffy's Tavern, 3/30/49, with Ann Sothern & Jimmy Durante Enchanted Hour, 10/16/49 Fibber McGee, 05/03/49 Green Llama, 6/26/49 Hallmark Playhouse - Parnassus On Wheels, 1/20/49 Halls of Ivy, 6/22/49 -- this is the debut pilot show, sans the Colmans Let George Do It, 12/26/49 Lux...
Topics: old-time radio, OTR, humor, drama, Bob Hope, Doris Day, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Ann Sothern,...
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Jul 23, 2019 Matt Pierard
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Jack and Linda's Road Trip by Matt Pierard, copyright 2019 An online blogger and a photojournalist go on a working vacation across the American Southwest in the spring of 2019.  They wind up at an alt-right shindig hosted by a cynical zealot whom the blogger, Linda Miller (previously introduced in my audio book Albany, and Other Short Stories here on Archive) interviews.  The next few days are tumultuous to say the least, culminating in a special surprise for the title duo.   This is entry...
Topics: short story, series, satire, bloggers, journalists, gadflies, politics, US Southwest, Texas,...
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Jul 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Gazette July 2019 Main focus here is periodicals, from 1917-48.  Poetry, short stories, non-fiction articles, and a few salads for summer.
Topics: periodicals, poetry, literature, short stories, non-fiction, Emmy Veronica Sanders, F. Scott...
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Jul 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. VI An MPDMedia Audio Book In honor of Apollo 11th's 50th Anniversary, a collection of moon-centric stories from the mid 1950's.  Henry Still's Slow Burn is an exciting adventure involving faith-based treachery; Alvin Heiner's Stowaway proves how foolish such an act can be; William Tenn's Project Hush will appeal to many a US Army vet; and Charles Fritch's The Big Leap is a psychiatrist's nightmare.
Topics: science fiction, audio book, short stories, Americana, psychology, adventure, moon, astronaut,...
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Jul 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge, Vol. VI Kindly enlighten yourselves.
Topics: History, Americana, Air Force, Elizabeth Dole, Anna Katharine Green, Olive Schreiner, Michelle...
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Jul 14, 2019 MPDMedia
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Maugham An MPDMedia Audio Book W. Somerset Maugham was one of England's finest story-tellers.  Here is a sampling of his work: the non-fiction pieces The Consul (which Sir Kim Darroch may like) and The Court of Oranges ; the romantic comedy of Flirtation ; the spooky south-seas tale of Honolulu ; a key chapter from Of Human Bondage set in the art colony of late 19th Century Paris; and a prescient short story about defiance called The Bum .
Topics: W. Somerset Maugham, short stories, non-fiction, Paris, China, Spain, Hawaii, Vera Cruz, London,...
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Jul 13, 2019 MPDMedia
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Century Anthology This is a collection of works found in the late 19th - early 20th century literary magazine popular in its era.  Short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles are supplemented by other works of the era by Kate Chopin, Mary Hallock Foote, and others.
Topics: Americana, literature, poetry, non-fiction, Honduras, Maya, science, history, humor, Jack London,...
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Jul 8, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Poetry July 2019 Poetry of the 18th - 20th Centuries.
Topics: Poetry anthology, English, American, Spanish, Rupert Brooke, William Cullen Bryant, Lola Ridge,...
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Jul 7, 2019 MPDMedia
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Mystery Omnibus, Vol. 2 An MPDMedia Audio Book Sherlock Holmes investigates what he considers a trivial case of domestic matters. Reggie Fortune looks into the case of mysterious young woman at an upscale girl's school. A professional deep-sea diver searches for a diva's missing bracelet. A middle-aged couple try to figure out who exactly owns their curious dog.
Topics: mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reggie Fortune, H. C. Bailey, Frank Stockton,...
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Jul 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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Tish Does Her Part , by Mary Roberts Rinehart An MPDMedia Audio Book Cranky, opinionated, self-righteous spinster, Tish Carberry - the Anna Merlan of her day - gets swept up in pre-WWI patriotism in this riotous story by Mary Roberts Rinehart.  Along for the ride are her long-suffering pals wry Aggie Pilkington and emotional Lizzie Wilkins. 
Topics: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Tish, Leticia Carberry, adventure, humor, WWI, Americana, spinsters,...
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Jul 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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AMERICA, AMERICA July 2019 America, from the early 1830's to 1922, as seen mostly by native-born and the British who relinquished their territory to us.  Join naturalist Bradford Torrey in Central Florida, C. K. Shepherd on a motorcycle in Missouri, Isabella Bird writing home from Hawaii, Earl H. Reed estimating the flora and fauna of Michigan, Frederick Law Olmstead up the Mississippi, John Muir climbing the steep trails of Washington State, Fanny Trollope's tour of Washington, DC, and poet...
Topics: Americana, USA, 19th Century, travel, nature, history, Florida, Michigan, the Mississippi, Hawaii,...
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Jun 25, 2019 MPDMedia
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Mixed Media 9 GLBTQ links found mostly on Internet Archive.  References to local "artists" removed.  
Topics: censorship, gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual, film, text, music, images, Stonewall 50, public domain
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Jun 23, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge Vol V A Tish story by Mary Roberts Rinehart, memorial poetry from WWI, a survey on intellectual women, a bibliography re Apollo 17, works by French authors Daudet, Maupassant, and Balzac, a US Supreme Court decision, et al
Topics: anthology, literature, France, United States, Daudet, Maupassant, Rinehart, Balzac, WWI, poetry,...
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Jun 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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GLB OTR Possibly the gayest eight hours in old-time radio, this project is in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall '69.  Lux presents Barbara Stanwyck in These Three (based on Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour), Bette Davis & Anne Baxter in All About Eve , Clifton Webb in Sitting Pretty . and Judy Garland in her first version of A Star Is Born .  Also Lux's Strangers On A Train , NBC U's versions of E M Forster's Howards End and Henry James' Portrait of a Lady , and Studio One's...
Topics: OTR, gay, lesbian, bisexual, Lux Theater, NBC University Theater, Studio One, Barbara Stanwyck,...
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Jun 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol. 5 A detective-centric collection ideal for investigative types of all sorts, particularly those relocating in California, where some of these shows are set.  All files have had background noise removed and sound levels lowered to comfortability.  As usual, there are 12 half-hour shows and two hour-long shows to allow for six shows per weekend night plus one full-hour show.  I would suggest 1936's Lux Theater version of The Thin Man for Saturday night, NBC University...
Topics: old-time radio, OTR, detectives, comedy, fatherhood, family values, mystery, Bogart & Bacall,...
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Jun 15, 2019 MPDMedia
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Public Domain Theatre A collection of works, mostly comedies, from the beginning of world theatre to 1918.  Dedicated to fellow Kansan, Annette Bening, who never seems to get honored - from Hollywood to Broadway - despite many fine performances. Menexenus , by Plato Contention Between Liberality And Prodigality , by Anonymous The Pretentious Young Ladies , by Moliere The Busie Body , by Mrs. Susanna Centlivre Pygmalion and Galatea , by W. S.  Gilbert Her Own Way , by Clyde Fitch Woman's Honor...
Topics: theater, comedy, Plato, Moliere, Centlivre, Gilbert, Fitch, Glaspell, classics, social satire,...
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Jun 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Gazette, June 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book Recorded during a thunderstorm, J V Sloane's "Loop Faces South" is a column based in Chicago featured in a 1923 edition of The Drama magazine.  He reviews local productions of works by Oscar Wilde and Moliere by a black theater company, as well as Ina Claire in the original version of The Awful Truth, and Mrs. Fiske in an apparently awful play.  Future Hollywood character actresses Allison Skipworth and Mary 'toujours l'amour' Boland are...
Topics: audio book, literature, theater, music, opera, operetta, Emmy Destin, Songling-Pu, Noel Coward,...
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Jun 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. V An MPDMedia Audio Book Ethics, in either Robert Hazeltine's serious or Willard Marsh's humorous takes, accent two of these tales.  Charles Fontenay's look at matter transmission leans more towards Mel Brooks than Stephen King.  G K Hawk's story has more of a contemporary feel, especially to anyone whose young kid has stumbled across a record-player or dial phone in the attic.
Topics: science fiction, short stories, evolution, alien encounters, space travel, matter transmission,...
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Jun 7, 2019 MPDMedia
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World in a Bottle , by Allen Kim Lang An MPDMedia Audio Book Picture if you will thirty college-age Americans living in an on-land submarine for their entire germ-free existence.  They attend classes at a major Indiana university wearing special hazmat suits and are otherwise perfectly normal, at least on the surface.  Then, cracks begin to show up in their ultimately purposeless existence until one young man rebels with a rationally radical idea.
Topics: science fiction, germ-free, antiseptic, university, Indiana, 1960, man-woman relationships, Allen...
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Jun 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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Very Short Works An MPDMedia Audio Book This is a collection of very short works, all under three minutes in length: poetry, children's literature, science profiles, scenes from plays, humorous essays, and so on.  These can be used by indie radio stations, for school projects, et al
Topics: short works, public domain, audio, poetry, children's literature, science, drama, humor,...
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Jun 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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Creepy and Spooky THE SIN-EATER , by Fiona Macleod ELY'S AUTOMATIC HOUSEMAID , by Elizabeth W. Bellamy DOUBLE TAKE , by Wilson Parks Griffith THE ERROR OF THE EMBROIDERED SLIPPER , by Charles Georges Souli THE OTHER WING , by Algernon Blackwood THE TRUTH ABOUT GOLDFISH by H. Kuttner THE CREEPING FINGERS , by Lawton Mackall HOW THESEUS SLAYS THE MINOTAUR , by Nathaniel Hawthorne THE HIRED HAND AND "HA'NTS" By E.O. Laughlin DEATH AND ODYSSEUS and DEATH AND THE ORANGE , by Lord Dunsany...
Topics: horror, ghosts, aliens, spooky, creepy, literature, short stories, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon...
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May 31, 2019 MPDMedia
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International poetry by: Algernon Charles Swinburne, Harold Acton, George Santayana, Hilda Doolittle, Rennell Rodd, Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud, Don Ruben Dario, Oliverio Girondo, Po-Chu I, Wang Chien, Albert Mockel, Robert Burns, Ralph Hodgson, Edward Shanks, Ezra Pound, Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Rudolph Valentino, Dorothy L. Sayers, Annie Vivanti, Alfred Tennyson, and William Wordsworth.
Topics: International poetry, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Harold Acton, George Santayana, Hilda Doolittle,...
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May 30, 2019 MPDMedia
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Born In June A selection of famous folks, mostly pre-1924, born in June.  Biographies, photographs, links to media, and writings by this group bring them to life.
Topics: June births, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Drinkwater, W.B. Yeats, Jefferson Davis, Irvin S. Cobb,...
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May 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol. IV A selection of old-time radio from 1937 to 1974.  As this is Memorial Day weekend, several episodes are from the eras of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  Broadway legends include Agnes Moorehead on CBS Radio  Mystery  Theater and an episode of Inner Sanctum , Helen Hayes in The Glass Menagerie (opposite Montgomery Clift), and of course The Big Show with Tallulah Bankhead, Rex Harrison, and Judy Holliday.  Herbert Marshall stars in Cavalcade of America , and Elliot Lewis in...
Topics: old-time radio, OTR, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Benny, Fibber McGee, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Inner...
Folkscanomy: Fringe and Off-Center
May 24, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. IV An MPDMedia Audio Book The shortest and longest stories - Communication and Reject - were the best, imo.  Shock Troop is almost good, but Reluctant Genius is so arch... would have been better read by male and female thespians with some background in Greek drama.  Feel free to add sound effects and your own Creative Commons music at will.
Topics: Science fiction, Charles Fontenay, Henry Slesar, John Johnson, Richard Bolton, aliens, Mars,...
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May 21, 2019 MPDMedia
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Works in German, French and Italian Zipped All of these books are found on Project Gutenberg and give one an idea of what is easily available, outside perhaps the EU.  Most are by great authors of each country, though a few are translations of others into their own language.  They are all in txt format for folks with limited disk space, and pre-zipped for ease of download.  Epub and Kindle versions are available on source site.
Topics: European literature, Germany, France, Italy, novels, non-fiction, drama, poetry
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May 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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Public Domain Art From The Met 2 volumes of paintings and photos, some famous, some not. There are no captions but the works can be found in Archive's Images section for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artwork via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0
Topics: fine art, paintings, photography, public domain, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, NYC,...
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May 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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101 Sci-Fi Txts 101 public domain science fiction stories from Project Gutenberg, including early works by Ray Bradbury, Philip Dick, Lyn Venable, Fritz Leiber, John D. Macdonald, Katherine MacLean, H. Beam Piper, Keith Laumer, and others.  A few of these became X-1 and Twilight Zone episodes.
Topics: sci-fi stories, Ray Bradbury, Philip Dick, Lyn Venable, Fritz Leiber, John D. Macdonald, Katherine...
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May 15, 2019 MPDMedia
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Non-Fiction Works May 2019 Travel Villa D'Este, by Edith Wharton Tumacacori National Monument, by Anonymous Humor What To Do When Your Family Is Away, Robert Benchley Music CD and Live Concert Reviews in early 90s Tampa, by Matt Pierard Essays A Hut in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau Experience of a Fugitive Slave, by William Wells Brown Dangers of Interfering With A Free Press, by John Milton Science What Roots Are For, by Worthington Hooker Literature Walt Whitman Profile, by NBC University...
Topics: non-fiction audio, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton, Charles Dickens, William Wells...
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May 14, 2019 MPDMedia
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RANDOM KNOWLEDGE VOL. IV  – 1923 EDITION  From an Editor's Uneasy Chair, by Charles B. Driscoll, and The Green Elephant, by Dashiell Hammett in The Smart Set, October 1923 Edna Ferber, Literary Spotlight,  IV: by The Bookman, Volume 54  1923     Callimachus by Hrotsvitha, translated by Christabel Gertrude Marshall from The Plays of Roswitha  (1923)   Chapter 1  of The Kidnapped Prime Minister  (1923)   by Agatha Christie Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390 (1923), U.S. Supreme...
Topics: mystery, 1923, Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, Nikolai Leskov,...
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May 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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Dear Trude: A Surgeon's Letters From Vietnam, Vol. II Copyright 1969, 2019, Col. Albert A. Pierard, M.D. Copyright 2019. Matt Pierard The last of my father's letters from Cam Ranh Bay Hospital, where he served on a tour of surgical duty from late summer 1968 - June 1969.  He was career military, beginning with the Air Army Corps in WWII, stationed in Tampa, where he met my future mother, Trudy.  Their lives came full circle when he later became chief of surgery at MacDill AFB, Tampa.  These...
Topics: Vietnam, war, Tet 1969, USAF, Cam Ranh Bay, surgeon, hospital, letters, family, Montaguards, duty
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May 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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Birds: In art, literature, and non-fiction. Scientific articles, droll stories, poetry, folk-lore, photography, and paintings, birds have fascinated mankind for centuries.
Topics: birds, Audubon, Saki, D H Lawrence, hummingbirds, buzzards, flycatchers, nuthatches, canaries,...
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May 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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20 Books in Spanish An MPDMedia Zip Project, #1 20 books from Project Gutenberg in txt format.  Most of these are by Spanish authors, but Shakespeare and Hawthorne are also present.
Topics: Spanish, literature, non-fiction, public domain
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May 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. III An MPDMedia Audio Book Four stories by women writers: Alice Eleanor Jones, Elizabeth R. Lewis, T. D. Hamm, and Miriam Allen de Ford.
Topics: science fiction, suspense, satire, speculative fiction, women, mothers, children, Mars, aliens,...
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May 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Wailing Octopus , by Harold Goodwin, Ch. 14-20 An MPDMedia Audio Book All-American boys Scotty and Rick don't let a little thing like a hurricane stop them from doing their duty for Uncle Sam.  The exciting story comes to an end with a major frogman wrangle and the location of long-buried treasure. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheWailingOctupusByHaroldGoodwinCh.1-7 https://archive.org/details/TheWailingOctopusByHaroldGoodwinCh.8-13
Topics: adventure, skindiving, underwater treasure, YA, young adult, science, cold war era, heroes and...
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May 8, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Wailing Octopus , by Harold Goodwin, Ch. 8-13 An MPDMedia Audio Book In these chapters, Scotty and Rick search for the wreck of the Maiden Hand, which had been sunk by pirate Anne Bonney centuries before.  They also run into trouble with a trio of bad guys also diving nearby.  They meet the title character, and as they decide what to do next, a storm blows up.
Topics: adventure, skindiving, underwater treasure, octopus, sharks, YA, young adult, science, cold war...
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May 6, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Wailing Octopus , by Harold Goodwin, Ch. 1-7 In this 1956 YA adventure novel, Rick Brant and his buddy Scotty go on vacation to a small island off the coast of St. Thomas, V.I. to search for a long-missing golden statue of St Francis.  Inadvertently, they stumble upon bad guys up to something fishy....
Topics: Rick Brant Science Adventure, series, YA, Young Adult, adventure, Harold Goodwin, Virgin Islands,...
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May 5, 2019 MPDMedia
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This Side of Paradise , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 17-26 Hope this uploads correctly.
Topics: F Scott Fitzgerald, ivy league, writer, romance, WWI, public domain, audio book
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May 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend 3 - Mother's Day Special 14 episodes, several focusing on motherhood, including a fixed file of Lux Theater's I Remember Mama that removes much of the background noise and the sound reduced to normal speed so that the great Irene Dunne is once again recognizable.  The rest of the files have basic background noise reduction and sound volume adjustments so they're not so ear-splitting. There are two shows featuring Bob Hope, as well as Bogie and Bacall, Burns & Allen, Dinah...
Topics: Bob Hope, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Burns & Allen, Dinah Shore, Clark Gable, Dana...
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May 3, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random WikiSource Lit ...is just what it says.  Literature published before 1924 and found on that particular platform via its 'random' feature.  Dedicated to the hapless journalists of today, in NYC, New Orleans, and elsewhere who suddenly find themselves out of jobs thanks to the vapid whims of corporate America.  Welcome to the club, kids. (DIY, DIY)
Topics: James Branch Cabell, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Dorothy Canfield, Nathanael West, Guy Boothby, Thomas...
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May 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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This Side of Paradise , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pts 9-16 An MPDMedia Audio Book Amory Blaine, Fitzgerald's doppleganger, has his first love affairs with a couple of fickle women as he plays his way through Princeton and begins to become disillusioned with the whole scene. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/ThisSideOfParadiseByF.ScottFitzgeraldPts1-8
Topics: Americana, Princeton, university, NYC, ivy league, writer, romance, Gibson Girl, F. Scott...
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May 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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Random Knowledge III PD Selections from WikiSource Heroic Airmen Are the Key to Victory By H. G. Wells John Winant to Franklin D. Roosevelt November 14, 1941 United States v. Chaboya  Opinion of the Court by Samuel Freeman Miller The Intrusion of the Personal  (1904)  by Susan Keating Glaspell Enforced Prostitution in Western Borneo  During Japanese Occupation  (1946)  by International Military Tribunal for the Far East 3 from Celtic Wonder-Tales  (1910)  by Ella Young Elizabeth...
Topics: H G Wells, FDR, Rupert Brooke, D H Lawrence, Mark Twain, Catherine Parr Traill, Richard Gephardt,...
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Apr 29, 2019 MPDMedia
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This Side of Paradise , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pts 1-8 An MPDMedia Audio Book Amory Blaine, son of Beatrice O'Hara and her seed donor, Stephen, is a Wisconsin socialite of sorts, making his way from boyhood to his early 20's in Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical first novel. 
Topics: boyhood, Americana, prep school, Wisconsin, Princeton, Connecticut, ivy league, writer, football,...
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Apr 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol. II 2000 Plus - When Worlds Met Barrie Craig - Tennis Anyone? Bing Crosby - Peggy Lee and Fred Allen Black Museum - Khaki Handkerchief Bold Venture - Tappard of Pizzaro Cavalcade of America - Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Command Performance - Tallulah Bankhead Dr. Kildare - Angela and Steven Kester Harry Lime - Blue Caribou Jimmy Durante - Lucille Ball Lights Out - Oxychloride X Lux Theatre - It Happened One Night Mercury Theater - Our Town Our Miss Brooks - Weekend at Crystal Lake...
Topics: OTR, old-time radio, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Lew Ayres, William...
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Apr 27, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 22-25 An MPDMedia Audio Book Wily reporter Penny Parker uses her wits against evil Father Benedict in these final chapters.   The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.1-7 https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.8-14 https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.15-21
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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Apr 26, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 15-21 An MPDMedia Audio Book Wily reporter Penny Parker becomes a fellow prisoner in a run-down monastery along with duped cult members, mostly wealthy old widows, by devious Father Benedict.  Will her teenage detective skills save the day? The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.1-7 https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.8-14
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 8-14 An MPDMedia Audio Book In this 1947 novel, girl sleuth Penny Parker gets deeper into the mystery of a missing heiress and her granddaughter, involved in cult, run by a suspicious soothsayer named Father Benedict, at a run-down monastery. Story starts here: https://archive.org/details/TheCryAtMidnightByMildredA.WirtCh.1-7
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Random knowledge, plucked from the pages of WikiSource.  This series is intended for American and non-EU audiences only, so if you're a member of an EU country, do not download.  Or even read, because your overlords want to control your narratives.  
Topics: public domain, freedom of speech, literature, non-fiction
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The Cry At Midnight , by Mildred A. Wirt, Ch. 1-7 An MPDMedia Audio Book In this 1947 novel, girl sleuth Penny Parker searches for the source of an unearthly scream from a once-abandoned monastery.  The current occupant is a mysterious cult leader known as Father Benedict.  The man is also a person of interest for an insurance investigator after a missing woman and her priceless sapphire ring.  Wirt is best known as one of the pool of writers for the Nancy Drew series, but some critics...
Topics: Penny Parker, mystery, missing heiress, plucky heroine, 1947, YA, young adult, teenagers, girls,...
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PD Non-Fiction, May 2019 An MPDMedia Audio Book The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the saying goes.  This is exemplified by Bill Nye's 1887 essay, Elizbeth Cady Stanton's memoir, and John Muir's lamentations of camp cookery.  As much as I could stand to read of the Mueller Report, a pair of poems from August 1923 publications evaluated by Stephen Vincent Benet, and Grose Evan's 1959 essay on a collection of 19th Century French art at the National Gallery in DC round out...
Topics: France, art, 19th Century, women's suffrage, abolitionists, U.S. Civil War, Congress, politicians,...
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Peggy Finds the Theater, by Virginia Hughes, Ch. 13-18 An MPDMedia Audio Book Peggy and  Amy continue their valiant search for a suitable theater, meeting all manner of New York stereotypes, including a group of surly thugs. The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/PeggyFindsTheTheaterByVirginiaHughesCh.1-6 https://archive.org/details/PeggyFindsTheTheaterByVirginiaHughesCh.7-12  Cover drawing is by Sergio Leone.
Topics: plucky heroine, YA, young adult, theater, New York City, wholesome, girls, romance, mystery, 1962,...
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PD GAZETTE April 2019 SARABANDE by ? (possibly Bach or Mozart) MY SPANISH YEAR excerpt by Mrs. Bernhard Whishaw BRIGHT ISLANDS BY Frank Riley IN THE HARDT WALD  by Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall YOU AND I. by Hafiz THE MEETING by Katherine Mansfield SCANDAL  by Lola Ridge COATS by Lady Augusta Gregory ROBERT FULTON By Oliver Optic MR. DOOLEY ON REFORM CANDIDATES  By Finley Peter Dunn AN EVENING MUSICALE  By May Isabel Fisk CONSPIRACY, REBELLION,  AND EXECUTION OF PERKIN WARBECK  BY Francis...
Topics: literature, poetry, Katherine Mansfield, Hafiz, Francis Bacon, Spain, May Fisk, Lady Gregory,...
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Peggy Finds the Theater, by Virginia Hughes, Ch. 7-12 An MPDMedia Audio Book Peggy, anxious to make a name for herself and win the heart of dreamy  playwright, Randy, volunteers to search for an old theater in which the theater company can perform his play. Along the way, she tours Manhattan and gets to eat at Luchows on a double date with Randy, Mal, and Amy.  The story begins here: https://archive.org/details/PeggyFindsTheTheaterByVirginiaHughesCh.1-6  Cover drawing is by Sergio Leone.
Topics: Americana, plucky heroine, YA, young adult, theater, New York City, wholesome, girls, romance,...
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Peggy Finds the Theater , by Virginia Hughes, Ch. 1-6 An MPDMedia Audio Book Peggy Lane is an aspiring actress who, after begging her parents, is allowed a one-year stay in NYC to attend a drama academy.  If she finds she isn't cut out for the stage, she has to return to Rockport, WI and get her teaching certificate at the local community college.  This 1962 young adult novel has elements of Stage Door and Sunday in New York, sans the sexual innuendo. Incidentally, Virginia Hughes is a nom de...
Topics: young adult, theater, drama, show people, New York City, Wisconsin, wholesome, girls, Americana,...
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Apr 16, 2019 MPDMedia
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RANDOM KNOWLEDGE A Public Domain Anthology BIOGRAPHIES (1922) Fawcett, Millicent Garrett  Fayolle, Marie-Emile Fazy, Henri Liulf or Ligulf Page, Walter Hines Pearse, Patrick Henry Worgan, John ------------------------------------------ UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISIONS 300 U.S. 319 Phelps v. Board of Education of West New York 1937 57 U.S. 635 Doe  v.  Braden 1852 ---------------------------------------------- POETRY 3 by Emily Dickinson (19th C) 2 by John Greenleaf Whittier (")...
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Apr 15, 2019 MPDMedia
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Parnassus On Wheels , by Christopher Morley, Ch. 11-15 An MPDMedia Audio Book Helen McGill and Roger Mifflin finally interface. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/ParnassusOnWheelsByChristopherMorleyCh.1-5 https://archive.org/details/ParnassusOnWheelsByChristopherMorleyCh.6-10
Topics: Americana, bookseller, spinster, vagabond, farmer, author, romance, humor, adventure, jail,...
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Parnassus On Wheels , by Christopher Morley, Ch. 6-10 An MPDMedia Audio Book Middle-age crazy Helen McGill buys the title vehicle and proceeds to sell books from it, aided by her mentor, Roger Mifflin, the previous owner.   Soon, her angry brother Andrew shows up, and later a gang of road ruffians, giving Ms. McGill pause in her rash decision. Story starts here: https://archive.org/details/ParnassusOnWheelsByChristopherMorleyCh.1-5
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Dear Trude - A Surgeon's Journal, Vol. 1 ,  by Col. Albert A. Pierard, M.D. Edited by Matt Pierard Copyright 1969, 2019 A Creative Commons Non-Commercial Copyrighted Project. These are letters home from the base hospital complex of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1968-69.  Although my father served overseas beginning late in the summer of 1968, we only have letters he sent to our mother beginning in the fall of that year, running to June of '69.  They are a vivid, first-person account of the effects...
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Parnassus On Wheels , by Christopher Morley, Ch. 1-5 An MPDMedia Audio Book Into the hum-drum farm life of Helen comes Roger, a vagabond book-seller.  After fifteen years of being taken for granted by her brother Andrew, co-owner of the farm and current best-selling author of bucolic essays, Helen buys Roger's title vehicle and joins him on a vacation adventure.
Topics: Americana, books, library, spinster, vagabond, farmer, author, romance, humor, adventure,...
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Apr 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Parowan Bonanza , by Bertha M. Bower, Ch. 22-26 An MPDMedia Audio Book As the failing Parowan mining town implodes, founder Bill Dale buys up stock in it and, aided by loyal assistant Tommy, strives to begin reinventing himself.  Meanwhile, his stubbornness takes a toll on his marriage to Doris, who once again lets greed get the better of her. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheParowanBonanzaByBerthaM.BowerCh.1-7...
Topics: gold mines, Nevada, marriage, fatherhood, hero, villains, corruption, stock buyout, romance, humor,...
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The Parowan Bonanza , by Bertha M. Bower, Ch. 15-21 An MPDMedia Audio Book Nevada gold baron Bill Dale becomes a devoted dad in this set of chapters, building she and her haughty mother a mansion in Parowan.  He also begins to learn the unsavory truth about his business partners, John and Walter.  Luella the over-sharing parrot leavens the story with much-needed humor. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheParowanBonanzaByBerthaM.BowerCh.1-7...
Topics: prospectors, gold, Nevada, California, fatherhood, hero, villains, corruption, boom town, romance,...
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The Parowan Bonanza ,  by Bertha M. Bower,  Ch. 8-14 An MPDMedia Audio Book Successful Nevada gold prospector Bill Dale woos and wins the heart of local farm-girl Doris Hunter, but danger lurks in the form of both his bride's unexpected greed and in two shady business partners, who appear to be maneuvering to steal them blind.  However, our young hero is not as dumb as he seems. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheParowanBonanzaByBerthaM.BowerCh.1-7
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Apr 5, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Parowan Bonanza ,  by Bertha M. Bower,  Ch. 1-7 In this amiable western, set in early 20th century Nevada, Hopeful Bill Dale prospects for gold.  He is assisted by an ornery Irishman, two mules, an obnoxious parrot, a shy turtle, and his faithful dog.  He aims to win the heart of local farm-girl Doris, but danger lurks in the form of shady Jim Lambert and his henchmen, who appear to be maneuvering to steal his claim.  Bower, who is better known by her unsavory initials, B. M., had been...
Topics: prospectors, gold, Nevada, man-woman relationship, hero, villains, claim-jumpers, theft, romance,...
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Apr 3, 2019 MPDMedia
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PD Poetry Slam An MPDMedia Audio Book Classic works of poetry in chunks of enlightenment.  Most deal with the different phases of love, romance, and devotion.  Sources range from ancient Greece to post-WWI America.
Topics: Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Walt Whitman, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, The Bible,...
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Apr 2, 2019 MPDMedia
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Biography In Sounds , of F Scott Fitzgerald Romance . August 8, 1950. CBS net. The Off-Shore Pirate .  NBC Presents: Short Story . March 7, 1951. NBC net. Crazy Sunday Biography in Sound , June 28, 1955 - F. Scott Fitzgerald At 25 , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from the Sept 1922 issue of The American Magazine (narrator) Porcelain and Pink - 1-act Fitzgerald play performed by LibriVox volunteers Porcelain and Pink Song - Lyrics by Fitzgerald, music by Matt Pierard (performer) A study of F. Scott...
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Mar 31, 2019 MPDMedia
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Star Surgeon , by Alan E. Nourse, Ch. 11-14 An MPDMedia Audio Book Dal Timgar is an alien surgeon on his first patrol of space with two Earthmen, diagnostician Jack Alvarez and GP 'Tiger' Martin.  In this final installment, the young interns figure out the source of the plague decimating Brucker 7, but wind up facing the nefarious Dr. Hugo Tanner in a professional showdown.   Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/StarSurgeonByAlanE.NourseCh.1-6...
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Mar 30, 2019 MPDMedia
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Star Surgeon , by Alan E. Nourse, Ch. 7-10 An MPDMedia Audio Book In this speculative fiction novel, set in the 24th century,  Earth has become the source for all medical care in the universe.  Dal Timgar is an alien surgeon on his first patrol of space with two Earthmen, diagnostician Jack Alvarez and GP 'Tiger' Martin.  In this installment, the young interns encounter a far-off planet plagued with a deadly disease none of them has ever seen before. Story begins here: ...
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Star Surgeon , by Alan E. Nourse, Ch. 1-6 An MPDMedia Audio Book In this speculative fiction novel, set in the 24th century,  Earth has become the source for all medical care in the universe.  Dal Timgar is an alien doctor, with a fuzzy pink empath in tow, on his first patrol of space with two Earthmen, Jack Alvarez and Timgar's buddy, Frank 'Tiger' Martin.  After a rough review tinged with racism, led by the snide pathologist Dr. Hugo Tanner, the young physicians set out into the universe...
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Mar 25, 2019 MPDMedia
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HAIL, VERNAL EQUINOX!, by Robert C. Benchley ARISTOPHANES' THE BIRDS, by William L. Collins THE SOCIALIST PARTY AND THE WORKING CLASS, by Eugene V. Debs WHEN I KNEW STEPHEN CRANE, by Willa Cather SOME CURIOUS VERSIONS OF SHAKESPEARE, by Frederick W. Kilbourne KEPLER, by Anonymous FIRST VICTORY OF THE AMERICAN NAVY, by Alexander Mackenzie LITERARY PUZZLES, by Matt Pierard THE NATURALISTIC SCHOOL OF DANCING, by Daniel G. Mason HYPOCRITE, MADMAN, FOOL, AND KNAVE, by Paul L. MacKendrick WERE...
Topics: Spring, Robert Benchley, Aristophanes, socialism, Eugene Debs, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, US...
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Mar 23, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Crime of the French Café , by Nicholas Carter An MPDMedia Audio Book Pretty good early pulp fiction that must have influenced later refiners like Dash Hammett and James M. Cain.  Twisty-turny events around a dead woman found in the title restaurant keep the somewhat dated narrative going, accented by a Spillane-ish amount of casual gore. Note to remixers: like to hear if you can feminize my voice for the female characters, and add sound fx; also, someone like Chris Zabriskie coming up...
Topics: pulp fiction, police procedural, detective, American, New York City, Nick Carter, man-woman...
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Mar 22, 2019 MPDMedia
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OTR Weekend, Vol I Here, for your entertainment, a dozen old-time radio shows with background noise removed or reduced, sound adjusted to a more even tone, and in the case of Dinah Shore, file slowed down to her normal vocal timbre instead of that of a Munchkin.  Special treat: the Beulah file is all four episodes of Vacation Troubles stitched together as one show!  Compare to files already in the OTR section.  I would suggest parsing these out to six episodes per day -- 5 almost-30-minute...
Topics: OTR, detective, sci-fi, comedy, variety, drama, romance, music, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Hattie...
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Mar 20, 2019 MPDMedia
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Una Antologia Española Esto está dirigido a estudiantes del idioma español, así que lo estoy poniendo directamente en el dominio público. Dos poetas, una obra de teatro, un cuaderno de viaje y los primeros capítulos de un par de novelas. Todos son de libros que se encuentran en el Proyecto Gutenberg. Si utiliza Internet Explorer, su lector de PDF puede narrar estos trabajos si descarga una de las voces en español disponibles, en lugar de escuchar a Microsoft Mike tropezar con ellas. A...
Topics: Espanol, anthology, antologia, poetas, una obra de teatro, novelas, public domain
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Mar 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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Mystery Omnibus An MPDMedia Audio Book Three mysteries from a trio of British literary lions -- one specifically so from Conan Doyle, one rather comic from Chesterton, the other that of unrequited love from Joyce. Valume 2 here: https://archive.org/details/mysteryomnibusvol.2
Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, G K Chesterton, James Joyce, Great Britain, Ireland, mystery, railroad, theft,...
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Mar 17, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Third Violet , by Stephen Crane Ch. 23-33 NYC artist Will Hawker, continues to woo socialite Grace Fanhall as his boho buddies scramble to pay the rent in the final chapters of Crane's sole romantic comedy. Story begins here: https://archive.org/details/TheThirdVioletByStephenCraneCh.1-10 https://archive.org/details/TheThirdVioletByStephenCraneCh.11-22
Topics: Stephen Crane, man-woman relationship, courting, 1897, humor, NYC, bohemians, bohos, artists and...
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The Third Violet, by Stephen Crane Ch. 11-22 Artist Will Hawker, falls hard for haughty socialite Grace Fanhall while on vacation in his mountainous home town, accompanied by his garrulous dog, Stanley.  Grace is playing hard to get and he is bewildered by it, eventually returning to New York City and the bohemian lifestyle of his fellow painter buddies.  Adding to his  woes, the model Florinda, who very obviously has a crush on him. Story begins...
Topics: Stephen Crane, rom-com, man-woman relationship, courting, 1897, romance, humor, NYC, bohemians,...
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Mar 12, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Third Violet, by Stephen Crane Ch. 1-10 Taking a break from his bleaker narratives, Stephen Crane wrote this witty romantic comedy about a landscape painter named Hawker, who slums as a magazine illustrator, on vacation in the mountainous hometown of his youth.  There he's instantly smitten with a wealthy young woman, Miss Fanhall, staying at a hotel in the woods.  Along for the ride is his journalist buddy, Hollanden, who adds a Twain-ish level of satirical running commentary. The story...
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Mar 11, 2019 MPDMedia
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50's Sci-Fi, Vol. II An MPDMedia Audio Book Proof of the Pudding , by Robert Sheckley Seller of the Sky , by Dave Dryfoos Wedding Day , by Winston Marks Welcome, Martians! , by S A Lombino From the slightly risqué Wedding Day to the Twilight Zonish Welcome, Martians!, and from Sheckley's romantic fantasy to Dryfoos' wistful future folktale, these short sf works define the era.
Topics: Evan Hunter, S A Lombino, Robert Sheckley, Dave Dryfoos, Winston Marks, lust, romance, telepathy,...
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PD STORIES BY WOMEN - MARCH 2019 From the 1880's New Englanders of Mary Wilkins through 1923's final works by Katherine Mansfield, this is a collection of short works from some of the leading female writers of the era. Note: most of the sources are from Project Gutenberg, the rest from Internet Archive via GoogleBooks, hence the variance in quality of edited copy.  By all means, please volunteer at Distributed Proofreaders to help rectify this situation. A GATHERER OF SIMPLES, by Mary E....
Topics: Mary E Wilkins, Katherine Mansfield, Fannie Hurst, Edna Ferber, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ellen Glasgow,...
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Mar 9, 2019 MPDMedia
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First Chapters - Classics An MPDMedia Audiobook Five classic first chapters to famous novels, the rest of which can be found on freely at LibriVox. The latter has partly-my version of Camille , recorded many years ago.   https://librivox.org/camille-by-alexandre-dumas-fils/ For the others: https://librivox.org/far-from-the-madding-crowd-by-thomas-hardy-2/ https://librivox.org/the-circular-staircase-by-mary-roberts-rinehart/ https://librivox.org/moby-dick-by-herman-melville...
Topics: Alexandre Dumas fils, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Thomas Hardy, Herman Melville, Jane Austen,...
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PD Gazette, Spring 2019  An MPDMedia Audiobook In this issue are short stories by Thomas Hardy and Jack London which both sound like non-fiction works about an ancient British castle and life in turn of the century Hawaii respectively.  Sir Lankester's essay on olfactory senses and Agnes Repplier's droll look at lectures are the real deal here.  John Wight relates a real court case involving a drunken lawyer.  Future spy novelist, Graham Greene, gets poetic at nineteen, and Lola Ridges...
Topics: Thomas Hardy, Jack London, short stories, Sir Edwin Lankester, Agnes Repplier, non-fiction, John...
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Mar 4, 2019 MPDMedia
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5 Short Stories,   An MPDMedia Audiobook Five short international tales, including Verga's lusty Sicilian title character, the very definition of a jezebel.  Stockton ventures into a ghostly city and Mansfield relates an episode of emotional girlhood.  Albuquerque's Felix is a vengeful man indeed, while a wise old aunt instructs her niece on love, via Maupassant.
Topics: Katherine Mansfield, Guy de Maupassant, Frank D. Stockton, Juan de Medeiros Albuquerque, Giovanni...
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PD STORIES BY MEN,   MARCH 2019 COUNTERPARTS, by James Joyce A COLLEGE VAGABOND, by Andy Adams THE 40TH FRENCH ASCENT OF MONT BLANC, by Paul Verne JOURNEY WORK, by Dave Dryfoos THE WEAKER VESSEL, by W.W. Jacobs THE FIRST-FOOT, by Neil Munro A BALE OF BLANKETS, by James B. Connolly LA LUPA, by Giovanni Verga THE SHOCKS OF DOOM, by O. Henry
Topics: men, machismo, cowboys, sailors, working class, blue collar, harlot, science fiction, women,...
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The Adventure Girls in the Air,  by Clair Blank  Pts 19-21 The final chapters of this teen girl's adventure from 1936 concern school activities, including the prom and final exams, plus requited romance, a confrontation with a mean aunt, and a couple of kids stranded on the island that opens the novel. Chapters 1-18 are here: https://archive.org/details/TheAdventureGirlsInTheAirByClairBlankPts1-6 https://archive.org/details/TheAdventureGirlsInTheAirByClairBlankPts7-12...
Topics: teenage girls, high school, senior year, prom, exams, adventure, romance, coming of age, pulp...
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The Adventure Girls in the Air,  Pts 13-18 by Clair Blank  The adventure continues as Gale Howard suffers temporary amnesia in the care of a kindly sister & brother pair of French Canadians, and her virtual boyfriend, pilot Brent Stockton, steadfastly searches for her whereabouts.  After getting lost in the wilderness for a chapter, Gale returns to Maine, resumes her friendship with the girls, and begins to take back her normal life. Chapters 1-12 are here:...
Topics: teenage girls, high school, senior year, adventure, airplanes, romance, coming of age, amnesia,...
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Mar 1, 2019 MPDMedia
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The Adventure Girls in the Air,  by Clair Blank  Pts 7-12 In this set of chapters, dashing young pilot Brent Stockton is menaced first by rival airplane engine inventors, then by his own carelessness attempting to please his new friend, Gale Howard, a pretty senior from a Maine high school.  They wind up in a sticky situation in the snowy regions of Canada as the story continues... Chapters 1-6 are here: https://archive.org/details/TheAdventureGirlsInTheAirByClairBlankPts1-6
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The Adventure Girls in the Air by Clair Blank Pts 1-6 Book two in a three-book series of stories that never gained a strong enough audience to continue, first debuted in 1936 by author Blank.  Six girls -- and several boys that they hang out with -- all in their senior year of high school in a small Maine coastal town, have a variety of disjointed adventures together.  In this entry, Brent Stockton, a dashing young pilot not much older than they, crash lands on the little island where they...
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TRAVEL TALES Or what to read between planes. LONGEVITY , by Therese Windser THE SHADOWS ON THE WALL , by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [COBWEB] CXXVIII ., by Ambrose Bierce THE OTHER WOMAN , by Richard Harding Davis DE AMICITIA , by William Somerset Maugham A MALAPROPOS PARENT , by Anthony Hope THE FISHERMAN OF PASS CHRISTIAN , by Alice Dunbar AN OMINOUS BABY , by Stephen Crane THE HATRED OF THE QUEEN , by L. Adams Beck (Test item, wanted to see if I can upload ebook anthology sans PDF.)
Topics: literature, chapbook, anthology, test, txt format, public domain, Maugham, Crane, Wilkins Freeman,...
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Feb 22, 2019 MPDMedia
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MIXED MEDIA 8 Real People Issue The working class, the middle class, the immigrants looking to improve their lives in America.    Feature films focus on Shelley Winters, Buster Keaton, Michael Wilding, and Yvonne de Carlo; 78 RPMs on sweethearts of the rodeo and Dino Martino; new books from Gutenberg include 1923 classics from Agatha Christie and Edgar Rice Burroughs; a selection of mid-20th Century American novelists available to borrow via Open Library, such as Flannery O'Connor, Philip...
Topics: real people, film, audio, non-fiction, literature, Rosalind Russell, Samuel R. Delany, Malvina...
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Feb 19, 2019 MPDMedia
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International Non-Fiction Audio Book,  February 2019 Eight works of public domain non-fiction, from Maud Howe Elliott's letters from Rome, where she lived with her society painter husband, to President Obama's stirring and now-ironic first inaugural address.  Also featured are prophetic works about the coming war in the Pacific (by H. G. Wells, in 1922!) and how little world politics have changed since 1923, via Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno.  Authors Virginia Woolf and a translated Ivan...
Topics: Maud Howe Elliott, Rome, Italy, 19th Century, Barack Obama, U.S. President, inaugural address,...
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Feb 18, 2019 MPDMedia
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Beyond the Vanishing Point , Chapters 7-12.  by Ray Cummings Chilling novelette featured in Project Gutenberg's etext of the March 1931 edition of Astounding Stories revolves around a Lewis Carroll-inspired drug that can make you a giant or very, very small, which begins here:  https://archive.org/details/BeyondTheVanishingPointCh1-6ByRayCummings  In these final chapters, our hero George rescues his beloved Babs and her aged father from the dastardly clutches of Polter, the deformed evil...
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Beyond the Vanishing Point, Ch 1-6 , by Ray Cummings Chilling novelette featured in the March 1931 edition of Astounding Stories revolves around a Lewis Carroll-inspired drug that can make you a giant or very, very small.  Trouble is, a vengeful lab assistant has stolen it and his former employer to a village located in a lump of quartz the size of a walnut .  No doubt Dr. Seuss read this as a lad.  Coming to the scientist's rescue is his son and a young man in love with the son's twin, a...
Topics: Audio book, Ray Cummings, public domain, Astounding Stories, 1931, science fiction, radioactivity,...